Bracket fungus and dense sprinkling of white spores. Native bush track, Black Gully, Blue Mountains. Tapanui, New Zealand. Found and photographed by Nigel 14 Feb 2021.
Early winter here in New Zealand, the (deciduous) trees are shedding their leaves. I love the autumn season but still sad to see those lovely colours falling to the ground to slowly fade, waste away and decay. Still pretty though, when we did a local walk on 05 June. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Photos... Continue Reading →
These leaves put on a blazing, bright display before the inevitable fall, to lie around in the litter and eventually decay. To me they say ... Live for the day, brighten each moment, be brave! Don't worry too much about tomorrow, else you'll forfeit the joy of today. Photos taken by Nigel during our local... Continue Reading →
Although currently Spring in New Zealand I want to share with you this gorgeous Autumn watercolour painting that I viewed on my birthday visit to the 2019 Arts Gold Finalists Exhibition at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra, Central Otago. Dorothy Piper | Reflections of Autumn Dorothy Piper is from Alexandra. Photos taken October... Continue Reading →
Celebrating our southern autumn and adding a bit of balance to all the spring fever from the northern hemisphere.. the final photos from my Wednesday walk up the street plus a shot of cobwebs strewn along our little box hedge on a recent dewy morning. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand ... And then suddenly it... Continue Reading →
Northern hemisphere folks in my experience are apt to forget their current time and season are totally opposite to our current time and season in the southern hemisphere...even those of us aware of this dichotomy can find it pretty weird! NB: Please view this on my Blog and not in Reader (for proper formatting) Time... Continue Reading →
Ready For Spring. Its been a cold, wet winter here in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. At long last we see the signs of spring and on Sunday 05 Aug I saw these beautiful crocuses emerging from dead leaves while visiting the public gardens in Invercargill.
Cellular. We were walking into town and I spotted these fungi in a rough bit of shrubby ground by the footpath. There were three of them in an evenly-spaced triangular grouping. Its mid-winter here and we've had a lot of rain, the landscape is boring right now. I was excited to find these interesting fungi!
Have I got some blues for you! These photos are guaranteed to lift your spirits and chase away "the blues". Many thanks to the photographers who've allowed me to use their images. Blue sofa in the forest. I asked Simone to tell me about this surprising scene and her response is below the photo. Thanks... Continue Reading →
The late-November sun casts long shadows, even at high noon. Russet leaves still hang on the oaks, though the maple and walnut and birch are bare. The stream alongside the driveway runs blue and black and cold as it makes its way past the house and through the woods beyond. I am grateful every day... Continue Reading →
If you're looking at this in Reader please click on the Title and read it on my blog instead (to ensure proper formatting). Thank you! Last night I came across a very beautiful colour poem written by Antara who is 10 years old !!! Antara had contributed the poem to her Mum's blog Colourfulcanvas. Here... Continue Reading →
"Autumn is beginning and with that lovely colored leaves are starting to fall. Visiting a local park, I picked up a few and brought them home to see what I could do with them. It’s a rather simple thing to do. Using a 100mm Macro Lens with my Canon camera, I staged the leaves in […]"... Continue Reading →